Brandon Meriweather Named AFC Defensive Player of the Week

Brandon Meriweather introduced England to the concept of the "pick six" and was awarded AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors for his efforts.

The third-year safety has taken tremendous developmental steps this season, already making a pair of plays that will be remembered at season's end. His big hit and strip of Leodis McKelvin in Week 1 helped the Patriots complete an unlikely comeback, and his interception and touchdown return on Sunday in London got the Pats out to an early 7-0 lead.

The 25-year-old out of Miami made a second interception on the Buccaneers' following possession, stopping a potential scoring drive in New England territory.

Meriweather wins the award for the first time in his career and becomes the first Patriot to win the honor since Asante Samuel in Week 12 of the 2007 season.

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